CyberPowerPC Announces Steam Machine Configurations Starting at $499

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maleficarus™

Perfect systems for 1080P gaming. And seeing how 1080P is the standard I can't see this being an issue. Interesting choice on the dual core. I would have thought a quad core at least but Nintendo has proved less then 4 cores is still very much viable with there Wii U 1.24GHz tri-core system.

GTX 760 is a great card for 1080P gaming. I used it in my current gaming PC at home. Not a single game has any issues using max in game quality settings. Will be interesting to see how this does vs. the other next gen consoles. Ironically enough last week I bought my first console since the Sega Genesis. I went and bought an Nintendo Wii U 32GB Deluxe! Should get it in mail any day now...

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AFDozerman

I think the "A" box could do with trading some of its quanity of RAM for quality. DDR3 1600 is a bit slow for an APU, especially one clocked this high, and 8 gigs seems a bit excessive, especially considering how lean Linux is.

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andrewskaterrr

It won't matter because it's using a dedicated gpu and not the apu's gpu. 1600 is perfect.

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AFDozerman

I didn't really know the hybrid crossfire capabilities until I looked; didn't realize the the dGPU wasn't capable, so yeah, looks like 1600 is fast enough.

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Chronologist

Trouble is, if this is slated for Q3, Q4 2014, why bother coming up with configurations now? They'll only be outdated when launch day rolls around

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John Pombrio

The machines may be ready but who knows when Valve will have the SteamOS running? Are the controllers on sale yet?

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leetNightshade

I don't know where you've been, but SteamOS has been released for a couple weeks now, you can download and install it (even in a Virtual machine if you don't want to have it be the lone OS or dual boot with it) and give it a whirl.

And here is an upgraded version to make it easier to install and run a little better: http://directhex.github.io/steamos-installer/

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PCLinuxguy

You also read that the current Steam OS that's available is a pre-Alpha/Alpha build and not a fully finished OS right? There's no way that any company is going to release a gaming rig with an OS that isn't even finished.

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leetNightshade

That's irrelevant. John said, "who knows when Valve will have the SteamOS running?" It is running, whether or not it's in pre-Alpha is irrelevant, it's out for public consumption.

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KenLV

"whether or not it's in pre-Alpha is irrelevant, it's out for public consumption."

No, it's very relevant to what I believe was John's - and certainly is our - point. Steam OS is out for public testing, not private business sales. There it is still "in development".

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PCLinuxguy

Does Steam OS exist and work in it's extremely early stages? Yes. Is it 'running' as a fully finished product ready for prime time? No. I think he is meaning the 'ready for prime time" in regard to "running".

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KenLV

Yes, it's "available" but with the following Steam warning: “...unless you’re an intrepid Linux hacker already, we’re going to recommend that you wait until later in 2014 to try it out.”

So it has been made available, but has not been "released". I think that's what John is talking about.

While you or I may be willing to fiddle with this, it doesn't look like CyberPower is willing to send out their products with Steam OS. Yet. It looks like they want the product ready for prime time before they do. Smart move.

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Chronologist

I don't think the controllers are on sale yet. All review and beta Steam Machine units shipped with a controller that had 4 physical buttons in the center of the controller instead of the planned touchscreen/pad.

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Rift2

This is going to be as popular as the original X-box it will sell but not as the staples companies of Sony and Microsoft consoles.

The good part is you have a hella lot more selection of games!!!

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Caboose

This just might be the re-entry in to PC gaming that I've needed! I wonder if the GPU is integrated (Dedicated) or an "add-in" card, and if we can upgrade it as needed...

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andrewskaterrr

The R9 270 and GTX 760 are not integrated, they are dedicated gpus. so yes they will be upgradable.

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Obsidian

The majority of these Steam-centric systems have a riser card or ribbon for a discrete graphics card. They can be upgraded.